Infra: A Talk and Book Signing with Richard Mosse

Monday, March 5, 2012 - 06:30pm EST (GMT -0500)

Please join Aperture, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Jack Shainman Gallery for an artist talk and book signing with photographer Richard Mosse on the release of his new book "Infra."

"Infra, Photographs by Richard Mosse" (March 2012), co-published by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Aperture, offers a radical rethinking of how to depict a conflict. Working in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a nation bordering on and deeply intertwined with Rwanda’s difficult history, Mosse photographs both the rich topography, inscribed with traces of conflicting interests, as well as the armies, militias and rebel groups of constantly shifting allegiances.

This is Mosse’s first book, and is shot on Aerochrome—a discontinued false-color reversal large-format infrared film (sometimes as large as 12-by-20 inches)–originally produced for the US military, for the purposes of surveillance. As a result of the film’s sensitivity to the color green in particular, the thatched-roof huts and young men posturing in makeshift uniforms are set against an incongruous bed of violently pink foliage and fuchsia-tinged rolling hills.

Mosse (born in Kilkenny, Ireland, 1980) has captured international attention with his work in sites of conflict and its aftermath. Following studies at the London Consortium and Goldsmiths College in London, he graduated from the Yale University School of Art. Mosse was awarded the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in 2008 and the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011. His work has been featured on the pages of Aperture, Artforum, Art in America, Frieze, and Modern Painters.

Monday, March 5, 6:30 pm
Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.

This event is free and open to public.